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338 Lapua 250 vs 300 in 1x9 twist Savage?

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Unread 04-23-2014, 08:51 PM
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Re: 338 Lapua 250 vs 300 in 1x9 twist Savage?

I STILL need advice on some 250 bullet loads....please help
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Unread 04-24-2014, 06:57 AM
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Re: 338 Lapua 250 vs 300 in 1x9 twist Savage?

I had a savage, long range hunter my load was H-1000 95.5 grains 250 grain accubond 215 match. Seating depth was 3.655 oal. Which was .045 off the lands of my rifle. One thing to watch is my rifle seemed to have a tight chamber and reached pressure earlier than most rifles. I recommend shooting a ladder test to start. On the plus side it reached high velocities with lower powder charges.This load produced .4 moa for me. @ 2980.
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Unread 01-05-2017, 08:34 AM
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Re: 338 Lapua 250 vs 300 in 1x9 twist Savage?

Using Sierra Game King 250g with H1000 at 95g loads getting 3 shot cloverleafs of less than 2mm between shots. Understand that every rifle is different and you need to work on a load "IT" likes
Sierra Match 300g with 89.9 Retumbo is outstanding in my savage at 1200+yds
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Unread 01-05-2017, 10:43 AM
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Re: 338 Lapua 250 vs 300 in 1x9 twist Savage?

I just picked up a Savage Magnum 112 single shot. Shot from 88-92.5 gr of H-1000 under the 300SMK.
I would run 250s out of the Lapua if I didn't have 4k 300gr SMKs. Less recoil, and close on ballistics. There are tons of loads out there for the 250s, I would concentrate on H1000 as its a hair faster than Retumbo and Retumbo is better for 300s. H1000 should be CLOSE to ideal for the 250. Start at book minimum and go up. With a Savage your headspace will determine how much powder to a large extent so don't be surprised if you can run over most or under most loads.
Remember the advice you are giving that you got off of the internet and don't REALLY KNOW works might cause a miss or a wounded animal or a dead hunter. Please for the sports sake be 100% sure when you post something.
Per the NRA "long range STARTS at 600".
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